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On June 25, Boulder District Court Judge Judith L. LaBuda upheld Boulder City Council’s 2014 decision to create an electric utility, finding that Xcel Energy failed to comply with the requirements of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure and dismissing a claim that the City Council decision was unlawful.
In the ruling, LaBuda agreed with the city that any challenge to the council’s action should have occurred within 28 days of the council decision. She also expressly recognized that the Colorado Constitution grants home rule cities, like Boulder, the right to create a utility.
For more, check out the press release.
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- On June 25, 2015 Boulder District Court Judge Judith L. LaBuda dismissed Xcel's legal challenge to the creation of the electrical utility.
On June 20, Energy Future staff participated in the Clean Energy Action Community Energy Fair on at Scott Carpenter Park. For more information on activities click here.
On May 19, 2015, the City of Boulder received a response from Xcel Energy to a Request for Proposal issued by the city on April 16. Read the City's official statement regarding Xcel's response here.
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Boulder may create a local, publicly owned utility, also called a municipal utility. Learn about the muni exploration process here.
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Attempts to partner with our current investor-owned utility, Xcel Energy.
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